From open to closed to open again, so goes a downtown Oakland clinic offering testing, vaccinations and booster shots for COVID-19, city officials said Friday.
Without saying when exactly, the Covid Clinic in Frank Ogawa Plaza will reopen following its abrupt closure Wednesday.
City officials met with Covid Clinic founder and CEO Matt Collins to figure out how to keep the site open.
“Amid the season of holiday travel and gatherings, coupled with the emergence of the omicron variant here in the East Bay, it is critical that Oaklanders have easy access to COVID vaccines, boosters, and rapid testing,” Oakland City Administrator Ed Reiskin said in a statement.
“I am pleased that Covid Clinic is committed to continuing its partnership with the city in providing these essential services to our community, and we are eager to support their efforts to expand locations in the coming weeks,” he said.
Details for the reopening of the Frank Ogawa Plaza clinic and the opening of other locations are being ironed out.
“It is our mission to bring testing and vaccination to where it’s needed the most, and we are very pleased to be working in close partnership with Oakland,” Collins said in a statement. “We’re on the right track.”
Meanwhile, the free walk-up Covid Clinic in the Fruitvale area is open. The clinic provides free COVID testing and vaccinations, including booster shots, every day of the week.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the clinic is located at 3411 E. 12th St., Suite 130 in Oakland.